Ministering to youth in a small-church setting has its own unique set of challenges and rewards. Hear from small-church practitioners and experts like you!


Friday, 11 a.m. Who is Today’s Small Church? (Stephanie Caro, Brad Fiscus)

Friday, 4 p.m. Volunteer Development in Smaller Settings (Stephanie Caro, Brad Fiscus)

Saturday, 11 a.m. Small is the New Big—Youth Ministry in Small Churches (Virginia Ward)

Saturday, 4 p.m. When Numbers Do/Don’t Matter (Stephanie Caro, Brad Fiscus)

Sunday, 8 a.m. Healthy Boundaries in the Small-Church Setting (Stephanie Caro, Brad Fiscus)

For those new to youth ministry, in a new role or anyone wanting to return to the foundations of youth ministry practices, we’re here to cover the basics.


Friday, 11 a.m. Your First Two Years of Youth Ministry (Doug Fields)

Friday, 4 p.m. Mentoring Matters—The Basics of Discipleship (Brian Aaby, David Fraze, Summer Sipes)

Saturday, 11 a.m. Building Strong Volunteer Teams (Sean Meade)

Saturday, 2 p.m. Incredibly Hot Games and Community Builders for Teens (Les Christie)

Saturday, 4 p.m. Teaching That Sticks Instead of Teaching That Stinks: Making the Bible Come Alive (Duffy Robbins)

Sunday, 8 a.m. Avoiding Chaos—Simple Organizational Tools and Tactics for Vocational and Volunteer Youth Leaders (Brian Aaby)

Learn how to build an incredible middle school ministry with practical ideas and discussions about programming, activities, relationships, parents and more!


Friday, 11 a.m. Ministering to Middle Schoolers: Waffles, Spaghetti or Both? (Heather Flies)

Saturday, 2 p.m. How to Effectively Minister to Middle School Parents (Heather Flies)

Saturday, 4 p.m. Creative Programming for Middle School Ministry (Sean Meade)

Dialogue with other leaders about how systemic racial issues impact our students and ministries today—and what we can do to help teenagers facilitate healing and restoration in their communities.


Friday, 4 p.m. A Race for Action (Marlon “Big Dog” Brown)

Saturday, 4 p.m. “13th: From Slave to Criminal—Documentary Viewing and Discussion (Fred Oduyoye, Jacob Eckeberger)